London 1605 – The Gunpowder Plot
Sitting in a cellar under the Houses of Lords, Guido “Guy” Fawkes guards a rather large amount of gunpowder. With his associate, Robert Catesby, they prepare to assassinate King James I, to return a catholic monarch to the throne.
It was in the early hours of 5 November 1605 that, following a tip-off, authorities searched Westminster Place and found Guy Fawkes guarding the gunpowder. He is taken away, tortured and questioned for several days.
Not the First Religious Assassination
This saved him from the agony of being drawn and quartered. Unknowingly he jumped into the history books as one of England’s most famous rebels and his memory will live on forever.
Time to Party!!!
So why not take a wander around Westminster and the House of Lords with our Westminster Pub Walk. In memory of this inspiring act of passion we are releasing our Westminster walk for Free.